Team Takes Third in Client Counseling Competition
March 8, 2012
Meghan Clair, '13, and Michelle Scheinman, '14, advanced to the final round of an ABA Client Counseling Competition regional before settling for third place in the tournament, which was held Feb. 17 and 18, 2012, in Davis.
Amanda Dickey, '13, and Aimee Martin, '14, also performed admirably in the 12-team field. A team from perennial client counseling powerhouse UNLV's William S. Boyd School of Law won the regional competition with a squad from the host UC Davis School of Law taking second.
"Both of our teams received strong praise from the judges for their performances," said Professor Kathleen Friedrich, who coached the Pacific McGeorge entries. "The judges complimented our students with comments such as 'established superb rapport with client' and 'excellent display of non-verbal affirmation of client'."
Alternates Peter Handy, '13, and Alex Fischl, '13, were also part of the young student group who came out for the team despite none of them having taken Pacific McGeorge's Client Counseling course yet.
"All of the team members were worthy ambassadors of our school," Friedrich said. "They were enthusiastic, generous and open in their legal research, critiquing, scrimmaging and practicing their interviewing and counseling skills before the competition."